Legal Philosophy in America
THE OXFORD HANDBOOK OF AMERICAN PHILOSOPHY, Cheryl Misak, ed., Forthcoming
29 Pages Posted: 21 Feb 2008 Last revised: 17 Apr 2008
This article, written for the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of American Philosophy, offers an overview of the most important American contributions to legal philosophy - American legal realism, law and economics, various critical schools of jurisprudence, Lon Fuller, and Ronald Dworkin - while speculating on what might be distinctive of American legal philosophy. One obvious recurring theme is a focus on practical application in general, and adjudication (especially constitutional adjudication) in particular.
Keywords: jurisprudence, legal realism, law and economics, Ronald Dworkin, Lon Fuller, feminist legal theory, critical race theory, critical legal studies, legal process
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